It’s not really writer’s block. I’m still writing, it’s just slow. The first 45,000 words came so easily. Yes, 45,000 words. It still seems pretty ridiculous to me too. I’m at just over 48,000 and it’s just going at a snail’s pace.
I’d like to add I haven’t read it. Every time I sit down to write I read the scene immediately before it and that’s it. I have not read page one since I wrote it. The goal is 60,000 words, which won’t seem so daunting once I hit 50,000. Depending where the story is I may go to 55,000, which is nothing compared to what some of the other books out there are, but I figure its easier to add on things (which I already have ideas to do) than to have to take them out. [To compare, Twilight was over 100,000 words and HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone was about 80,000] The thing is when I was researching getting published, everything I read said it’s hard to get an agent to read an extremely long story, especially a YA fantasy book which has become such a popular genre. So I’ll go to agents with a shorter story, in hopes to get picked up and them say ADD MORE!
My goal is to be done with the first draft and go through and reread it by the holidays. Then my mom gets to read it. Then I start writing more content and look for an agent. Let’s get there!